This web and blog site is primarily about geometry and about new ways to model structures in space. But it is also about imagination and the need to be flexible with the “models” we create, whether they are geometric, or not; modeling anything from an atom to the way a rain drop falls, or howContinue reading Visual Imagination and Invention
I have been working on my latest book, “The Arabs,” – a new title in the “Geometry Through Time,” series. I’d like to share an idea originally formed in the 1960’s, and that I have been further developing for “The Arabs”; that of the possible use of the ABJAD system to store coded messages inContinue reading ABJAD Designs Store Coded Messages
Mathematicians working within the Islamic culture, from about 900 AD, often used geometry to communicate ideas, instructions, and even to send messages using the Abjad numerological system and the numbers of sides of polygons, rosettes, and other design forms, to encode words and meanings. Walking into the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, for example, is,Continue reading An Octagon Design System
For those with iPads I’m pleased to announce the publication, by Apple, of my iBook Author title, “Labyrinths.” The title is in the, “Geometry Through Time,” series that covers the cultural applications of geometry through time and includes the titles: The Pythagoreans, Art of the Arabs, The Celts, Nomads, Ancient China, and The Americas. The applicationsContinue reading iBook Published
Here’s a new animation from the Hidden Images series published by Running Press, in Philadelphia, USA. These are some images seen in Design # 1 from the title, Garden. The animation was prepared for the Spring 2012 Young Inventor class. The images seen in the design animated below were found and colored by different children andContinue reading Images Designs Animation
Have added a link to Wooden Books, the UK publisher of the Altair Design book series. The link connects to “Altair Interactive” – a computer App for coloring and creating pictures and designs.
This is a low res extract from a large HD “Dynamic Geometry,” animation – one of the many dynamic geometry animations created for exhibition. Please see the “Exhibition and Lectures” section of this website.
Here’s a second animation using the same Images design as before. Actually this is the first animation that I actually put together using Adobe’s “After Effects.” Will keep improving the animations and hope to be a bit more adventurous!
Local TV: Young Inventors – Monday, March 26th – PCTV @ 8:40am (Mountain Time USA) Local Newspaper: Young Inventors – Saturday, March 31st edition – Park Record (Park City, Utah, Newspaper) Local Radio: Young Inventors – Monday, April 2nd – KPCW @ 8:50am (Mountain Time USA) Dolly’s Bookstore, Park City, Utah: Images and Altair DesignContinue reading TV, radio, newspaper, book signing
This is my first Blog and hopefully the first of many. I’ve wanted to share my enthusiasm for discovery and for developing new things. I’d like to create Blogs about the Young Inventor Classes that I run, my Images Design and Altair Design Coloring Books, and about new technologies that I have seen, or am workingContinue reading Images Designs Animation